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Nathan Farb documented life in NYC's Tomkins Square Park in 1967.  (Photos:  N. Farb)
Nathan Farb documented life in NYC's Tomkins Square Park in 1967. (Photos: N. Farb)

Nathan Farb: A journey from the Summer of Love

Some artists spend a lifetime developing their craft, slowly building a grammar of expression. Adirondack photographer Nathan Farb's journey began very differently. He's known in the North Country for his massive, intricate landscape portraits. But his first efforts with a camera were spent in the crucible of the mid-1960s, shooting photographs in New York City. In a few dangerous, vibrant months during 1967, Farb captured images of an era that has come to be known as the Summer of Love. He photographed icons like Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. He also documented the lives of anonymous people living in a revolutionary age. Forty years later, Nathan Farb is exhibiting those pictures and writing a book about his experience. He talked about the work with Brian Mann.  Go to full article
Partying in Thomkins Square Park by Nathan Farb (Images courtesy:  N. Farb)
Partying in Thomkins Square Park by Nathan Farb (Images courtesy: N. Farb)

Farb unveils iconic photographs of the Summer of Love

Photographer Nathan Farb is most famous in the Adirondacks for his large-scale wilderness scenes. But as a young man, Farb spent three years documenting life on New York City's Lower East Side. In 1967, when the Summer of Love swept over Tomkins Square Park, Farb captured the revolution on film. There are photographs of New York icons like Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus. But there are also powerful, intimate images of everyday people whose lives were being transformed. For the first time, Farb's Summer of Love photographs can be seen in his new exhibition, called "A Photographer's Journal." The show is being mounted at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University. To talk about the project, Nathan Farb met recently with Brian Mann in Tomkins Square Park. Brian sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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